Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Denial of Edward Kindt’s Parole

Twelve years ago, Edward Kindt was sentenced to nine years to life in prison for brutally raping and murdering Penny Lea Brown, a wife, mother of two and a well-respected member of the Salamanca community.

      Today, Edward Kindt’s parole was denied for the fourth time, ensuring the safety of families and surrounding communities. Had Kindt, who was 15 years old at the time of his heinous crime, been just a year older, his punishment would have been a more appropriate sentence of 15 to 25 years to life in prison.

      “The parole board correctly reasoned that Kindt’s parole is not compatible with the welfare of society, and that this violent, dangerous person who continues to show no remorse for his actions should continue to be locked away,” said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District).

      “It is unfortunate that families of victims must continually work to ensure offenders who commit such gruesome, savage acts remain imprisoned.
Thanks to the efforts of all the caring, concerned citizens who wrote letters opposing Kindt’s parole, he will not be free to prey on other innocent victims,” Senator Young said.

      Kindt will remain in prison until at least his next parole hearing, which is scheduled for February 2014.

1 comment:

  1. The only safe option for this community was the 9 years to life sentence. (They charged and tried him as an adult, But were only allowed to give a juvenile sentence.)He was in and out of Juvenile detention even before he murdered Penny. And now he has been in prison since age 15. I have counseled teens like this. If not turned around by 15, it will not happen. With the 15-25 year sentence, he would ahve been able to be released after 25 years. This way, a life sentence can be achieved, if people write the parole board before his parole hearings to make sure he is never released to commit murder again. I will write each and every time it comes up as long as I am alive and able to hold a pencil in my hand.